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CNN
Dec 9, 2012 12:00pm PST
negotiations still includes bush era tax cuts staying in place. president obama has called that a nonstart e. so, what happens if we do raise taxes a little bit? rates will still be much lower than what americans paid just a generation ago. in 1980, americans paid 70% of their income to uncle sam. tax reform under reagan reduced that to 50% in 1981 and closer to current levels in 1986. president obama wants the tax cuts to expire for the wealthy only, kicking up their rate to 39.6%. a 4.6% uptick for households making more than $250,000 a year only on every dollar they make above $250,000, it's why it's called the marginal tax rate. only on the money you make on the margin. steven moore is ready to jump out of his skin after i just said what i said. david k. johnson is a pulitzer prize winning journalist. his latest big, how big companies use plain english to rob you blind. steven, while i agree that every penny counts when it comes to your own money, when you compare the taxes most americans paid out in past decades, i don't get why republicans are screaming bloody murder about t
CNN
Dec 8, 2012 10:00am PST
% in 1981. closer to current levels in 1986. today president obama wants to let the bush era tax cuts expire for the wealthy americans only kicking up their marginal federal tax rate from a 35% bracket to 39.6%. we are talking about a 4.6% uptick for households making more than $250,000 a year only on every dollar they make above $250,000. that's why it's a marginal tax rake, only on the money you make on the margin. stephen moore is here from the wall street journal and he's ready to jump out of his skin after i said that. he specializes in telling me why i'm wrong. and our other guest, david johnston wrote "the fine print." stephen, you are our resident anti-tax crusader. i totally agree every penny counts when it comes to your own money. when you compare the taxes most americans paid in past decades i don't get why republicans are screaming bloody murder about this. what would be so bad with the wealthiest among us chipping in a little bit more? i'm emphasizing just a little bit more. >> when you showed that chart of the tax rates that was exactly accurate. we had 70% tax rates in
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 3:00pm EST
care and cuts in discretionary spending. other than that, no specifics. president obama wasn't feeling it. he said the gop must agree to one thing to get anywhere close do a deal. >>. >> wee going to have to see the rates on the top 2% go up and we're not going to be able to get a deal without it. >> speaker boehner fired back. >> this week, we made a good faith offer to avert the fiscal crisis. now, we need a response from the white house. we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. >> so, here we are, just over three weeks from going over the fiscal cliff. you're probably getting a lot of stuff around the house this weekend wondering what the heck is going on in these houses in washington. this is the worst of american politics. they put themselves and their political games first and put your future and prosperity second, but hey, you voted them into office. remember what happened the last time washington got into a budget battle like this? lawmakers put a band-aid on the problem and the u.s. lost its aaa crediting rating. i've warned you over and over about the economic storm he
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